You live in Paris. Your child is arriving from abroad and has never been enrolled in an establishment recognized by the French National Education.
Students between 2 and 6 years old may be enrolled in the closest preschool to their residence, based on the limited spaces available in the school.
All students between 6 and 11 years old who are just arriving in France are directed by their district’s city hall to the Unité Pédagogique pour Elèves Allophones Arrivants (UPE2A: organization for non-French speaking students) of the school closest to their residence.
A teacher evaluates their levels in French and mathematics.
According to the results, the student will be placed in a UPE2A or in an ordinary class. The city hall will then execute the student’s registration.
Consult the district city hall’s address
Documents required by the parents or guardian:
The exams take place at 8:00 am at CASNAV in the Académie de Paris,
> 12 boulevard d’Indochine, 75019 Paris
> metro stop Porte de Pantin on line 5 or tram 3B stop “Butte du chapeau rouge”
Attention: CASNAV is closed during school vacations.
You must submit an administrative application. List of documents to bring :
In case of accommodation : provide proof of accommodation with individual, accompanied by photo identification of accommodator. We retain the right to require other supporting documents if necessary
You must bring original documents; CASNAV does not make photocopies
Original documents in foreign languages must be accompanied by an official translation by a certified translator (no photocopies). Addresses of certified translators can be found at the city hall, préfecture, police station, or online through the Compagnie des Experts Traducteurs – Interprètes assermentés
After the tests, your child will be placed in a middle school or high school. You will receive this assignment by mail.